Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

Remembering the servicemembers who died in the service of their country.

Army Staff Sgt. Kevin L. Zeigler

31, of Overland Park, Kansas.
Zeigler died in Baghdad, Iraq of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his dismounted patrol during combat operations. He was assigned to the Army's 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Died on August 12, 2006.

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"Your an American hero"
Collin of Chicago, IL

"I heard about you due to Westboro :( I just wanted to honor you and tell you thank you for protecting our country. May you rest in peace in God's kingdom."
Steph of Lake Jackson, TX

"Kali,

As I sit here in class I am overcome by your fathers story. Although I didn't know him I can tell what a loving and brave person he was and how he impacted the lives of people around him. It is stories like his that inspired me to join the military and honor the ones who have left us. I can see so much of your dad in your personality and I know its his memory that drives you to be as successful as you are. I am truly upset by your loss but I am glad to have finally learned the story of your valiant father. Keep your head up and keep moving forward, we are pulling for you! Go DAWGS!"
Evan of Athens

"I just went everyone to know I still get on here and read and reread your encouraging words. You are one missed man and certainly one very missed father. Love and miss you daddy."
Kali Zeigler of Athens, GA

"To the family of:Kevin L. Zeigler
I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. My heart cries out for you in your grief and you have my thoughts and prayers. He died a hero defending freedom. May you have the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Prayerfully we will all meet in Heaven one day where we will rest in the arms of Jesus. If you need prayer or need someone to talk to, please call or write my pastor: Rev. John Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge Rd., Covington, GA 30016. (770)787-1015.
Your friend in Jesus Christ, Polly Ballew Covington,Ga""

"Rest in peace Kevin"
An American of Newark, DE

"It's been a while. I'm heading back over the end of this month. Just wanted to let you know I'm thinking about you."
Matt Reff of Brandenburg, KY

"Hey Z, miss ya man. Been a few years now, doesn't matter. Each year that goes by the more I think of all you guys. Gonna go have a drink with Stew one of these days, we live pretty close to each other. We'll throw a cold one back for ya.

Until we meet again,

CPT A"
Jason Ambrosino of Vine Grove, KY

"SSG Z,
Its been four years but the time doesn't due much to dull the memories I have. I just wanted you to know that you were a great NCO and the book by which I have judged every leader I have served with since. Thanks for always motivating me and caring enough to put in the time. "Bushmasters" 2nd PLT C TRP 1/10 CAV."
Justin Weatherford of Ft. Benning, GA/Iraq

"Hi Uncle Kevin just wanted to say i love u and miss u so much and will never forget the last thing u said to me at grandpa danny's funeral "that no matter what anyone ever tells me you will always love me" and i will alawys love you two R.i.P you are never forgotten......"
Chelsea Herren of St.Peters,MO

"Stacy and family,
I will always remember the last time I saw Kevin, because he was laughing. He was always seeing the best in things, even at the hardest time. It's a good thing to think of Kevin from time to time, because he was a great man. Take care and Scouts Out!"
CPT Brendan Barclay of Petersburg, VA

"”Honor and Remember” - “Project Compassion” We love our Soldiers! We love our country and we cannot express enough love and compassion to the families of our fallen heroes. War does not discriminate – It breaks our hearts to see the faces of the fallen. We want to give this gift to the hero’s Mother, Father and/or spouse. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization! Almost 2,150 portraits have been completed and shipped to the parents and or spouse - at no cost as this is a gift from one American to another!
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Contact us directly at Projectcompassion@manti.com or go to www.heropaintings.com . If you have already had a portrait completed, we pray that you are enjoying the portrait and God Bless You.
Sincerely and Respectfully,
Kenna
Projectcompassion@manti.com
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Project Compassion -Kenna of Manti, Utah USA

"Hey cous, I was just thinking about you and how big Dawn must be getting and how Stacy is doing. I found this site and thought this was pretty nice of them to do. There isnt a day that I dont think about you and how I miss having you stop by when you came into town and the day you came and seen me in the hospital and told me everything was going to be fine. You were so compassinate and loving and I was so proud of the man you turned out to be. I found pictures of you the other day when you and Jenny were 12. Long for those days again. You will always be missed and I know you are with your dad and God now. Love you always."
Alice Holzum of St. Peters, Mo

"Today is in your honor Kevin. I was proud to have known you. Thank you for your service to our country. Love you."
Lara of Maryland

"Hi baby brother...I miss you as much today as I ever have. I doubt that will ever stop. Thank you for looking after Justin for me. I know you remained his gaurdian angel while he fought over there. We love you."
Lisa of Milford Ct./USA

"HI Uncle Kevin... You know i miss u so much I just found this website I see that kali wrote u and she is getting so big u would be very proud of the way she has grown up... i know that we had our problems and we didn't talk much for the last few years u were here on earth but I LOVE YOU, and really wish that we would have had more time together. OH and one more thing, your sister talks about you and misses you terribly right along with Grandma joyce, Uncle Brian, and your whole moms side of the family"
mallory herren of Independence MO

"I just found this site so im really late. Stacey I hope you look at this still! Kevin was a good soldier, NCO, and friend. He was one of the closest friends I've ever had. I miss you man! Kevin and Stacey always treated me like family; when I was living in the barracks i kept some stuff at their house (mostly hunting paraphenalia) and we did a lot together; hunting, bowling, fishing, etc. Stacey if you read this please contact me! I lost your number. email kas3pa@yahoo.com"
Spc Sisson of PA

"Hi Stacy & family its SPC. Suazo "hot sauce" just want to say hi & hope all is well with you and your family. we all know that tomorrow is a day to remember cause a great NCO, leader, person, father, friend,,, an outstanding hero left us... every time i find my self in a bad situation i usually think how he would guide me through the right path; & its really frustrating for me not get mad when I think is not here any more. I hope he knows what great impact he has made on me. I'm standing ready to deploy really soon & I'm taking with me all his lessons & thoughts. A hero rest in peace tonight."
SPC. Suazo-Laboy, Pedro L. & Wife Sofia of pedro.suazolaboy@us.army.mil

"July 17, 2008
To the family of Staff Sgt. Kevin L. Zeigler:
Kevin gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

"Kevin there has never been any one who can take your place you are,and always will be my little angle.I will always love you,as the day you came into your dads,and my life was a gift from god.YOU MAY HAVE NOT BEEN BORN TO ME BUT YOU WERE AS MUCH MY SON AS ANYONE,I will always remember you laughs,and smiling face ."
Mom Bonnie of Troy,Mo

"Kevin there has never been any one who can take your place you are,and always will be my little angle.I will always love you,as the day you came into your dads,and my life was a gift from god.YOU MAY HAVE NOT BEEN BORN TO ME BUT YOU WERE AS MUCH MY SON AS ANYONE,I will always remember you laughs,and smiling face ."
Mom Bonnie of Troy,Mo

"Kevin there has never been any one who can take your place you are,and always will be my little angle.I will always love you,as the day you came into your dads,and my life was a gift from god.YOU MAY HAVE NOT BEEN BORN TO ME BUT YOU WERE AS MUCH MY SON AS ANYONE,I will always remember you laughs,and smiling face ."
Mom Bonnie of Troy,Mo

"Kevin there has never been any one who can take your place you are,and always will be my little angle.I will always love you,as the day you came into your dads,and my life was a gift from god.YOU MAY HAVE NOT BEEN BORN TO ME BUT YOU WERE AS MUCH MY SON AS ANYONE,I will always remember you laughs,and smiling face ."
Mom Bonnie of Troy,Mo

"Dear Family of Kevin Zeigler:
To honor the Kansas soldiers who have lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan and their families,the professional portrait artists of Grateful Hearts Project are offering to paint a portrait of the individual soldier for his family.

These 16"x20" original portraits are being offered completely free of charge in recognition of the sacrificies made by these brave soldiers and in condolence for their families loss.
Please email us at gratefulheartsproj@sbcglobal.net for more information.
Sincerely;
The artists of Grateful Hearts"
J. Gragg of Lee's Summit,Mo.

"I still think of you every day. You were a great platoon sergeant and an even better friend. I will miss you always."
J. Ambrosino of Fort Knox, KY

"I am sorry for the loss of this great warrior and only regret I was not with him in his day of need. I was kevin's 1SG during OIF I C Troop 1-10 Cavalry and loved him as my own son. I am sorry it has taken me this long to post a message, but Kevin would and does understand. I will miss you my brother and look forward to seeing you when he calls me home. Kevin was a great warrior, friend, son and husband. He will always be a guest in our home and never forgotten, as he departed this earth on my birthday."
Martin Kelley of United States Army Sergeants Major Academy

"You're always in our hearts. Thank you."
Kim of NY

"SSG Zeigler

I salute you and thank you for your sacrifice.


To the Family,

Kevin was a great soldier, NCO, and man. One of the best I've ever met. I'm terribly sorry for your loss. I had the honor of working and serving with him in OIF 05-07. God bless you all."
M. Kovalcik

"Kevin,
I would like to say thank you to you and the other soldier from your unit(10th Cav) who was also KIA that day for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

"Ready And Forward"(10th Cav Motto)"

"I am so sorry for your loss. Kevin was a friend of mine, we served in 1-10 CAV during OIF 1. I was saddened to hear about his sacrifice. My heart and prayers are with you."
SFC James Grimes of Afghanistan

"You will never be forgotten. Thank you for what you did for all of us."
Allie Hanna of Dacula , GA

"I am deeply sorry for your loss it is very saddening that a good soldier had to make that sacrifice. You are in the hearts and prayers of my family and we cant talk about being proud of my brother (Hicks) wilthout first shedding a tear for the brothers he lost that day. Always stay proud of kevin."
brian hicks of Spokane, Washington

"hi daddy. I think this website is very cool!
Love always,
Kali L. Zeigler"
Kali Zeigler of Dacula,Georgia/USA

"Thank you Kevin Zeigler, you will not be forgotten. Your bravery goes beyond words. I want to express my deepest gratitude for your sacrifice. To the family and friends, my prayers and deep condolences in your loss. May God strengthen you from knowing that fellow Americans and people around the world care about you and grieve with you in your loss. God bless you all. A very appreciative fellow American,"
Leo Titus of Grayslake, Illinios

"To the family and friends of Staff Sgt. Kevin Zeigler:
May God's grace be with you during your time of grief. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and we feel your loss and share in your sorrow. Bless Kevin for the sacrifice he has made to make a better life for the rest of us."
The Ford Family of Wells, Nevada

"To the family and friends of Staff Sgt. Kevin Zeigler:
I am saddened by the loss of your loved one. He will always be remembered as a hero for fighting for freedom. I hope that this website will be a source of comfort and encouragement for you during this difficult time, and in the future as you recall the memories of Kevin, who continues to live on in your heart."
Tim Rivera of Powder Springs, Georgia

Honor them by remembering... Freedom - is their gift to us But his soul goes marching on